The International Temples Project
A Beautiful Gift to Future Generations
Geshe Kelsang’s compassionate intention is embodied in the International Temples Project (ITP), a unique international fund dedicated to public benefit.
The ITP fosters the international development of a wide range of contemporary Buddhist institutions. These presently include Temples for World Peace, Kadampa Meditation Centres (KMCs), International Retreat Centres (IRCs), Kadampa Buddhist Centres (KBCs) Hotel Kadampas, World Peace Cafes, the International Schools Project, and Tharpa Publications. All these institutions provide a public service that exemplifies the Buddhist faith.
Each year, for example, tens of thousands of people visit the Temples, KMCs, KBCs and IRCs. Some attend courses and retreats to learn how to develop inner peace through meditation, while others go to view the holy objects and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. But whatever their reason for visiting, Geshe Kelsang has said that anyone who sees a Temple or the holy objects within will receive a special blessing that sows a seed of future peace and happiness in their mind.
“Whenever anyone, Buddhist or not, sees a Temple or an image of Buddha they receive blessings.”
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso
For more information about the International Temples Project, including ways you can help, visit kadampatemples.org.
Kadampa Meditation Center Madison
Year at a Glance
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays November 7-30 12:00-12:30 PM
What Does It Mean to Be a Buddhist | Thursdays, October 4-November 15 (No Class November 1) 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays November 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
Healing from the Heart: Taking and Giving Retreat | November 17 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, November 18 12:00 PM -2:00 PM
Just Meditate | Saturday, November 24 10:00-10:45 AM
The Power to Be Happy Free Meditation and Talk | Monday, November 26 6:30-7:30 PM Cambridge Community Library
Friday Night Lecture: How to Survive the Holiday Season | Friday, November 30 7:00-8:15 PM
New! Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays December 2-30 11-25 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays December 2-30 10:00-11:30 AM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays December 5-28 12:00-12:30 PM
Streams of Purifying Nectar: Vajrasattva Retreat | Saturday, December 8 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Just Meditate | Saturday, December 15 10:00-10:45 AM
Meditations for a Wise Heart | Thursdays, December 6-20 7:00 PM-8:30 PM
Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, December 16 12:00 PM -2:00 PM
Festival of Lights Christmas Eve | Monday, December 24 7:00-8:30 PM
Noontime Meditation | Wednesdays and Fridays January 2-30 12:00-12:30 PM
Just Meditate | Saturday, January 5 &26 10:00-10:45 AM
Publicity Distribution Party | Saturday, January 5 1:00-3:00 PM
Sunday Morning Series: How to Solve Our Human Problems | Sundays January 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
Meditation for Kids | Sundays January 6-27 10:00-11:30 AM
Who is Buddha Tara? | Tuesday, January 8 7-9 PM
Lamrim Retreat | Saturday, January 12-Tuesday, January 15
Mala Making Workshop | Saturday, January 19 10 AM-1 PM
Center Cherishing Day | Sunday, January 27 12 PM-2 PM
Starting in 2019
Classes in Milwaukee | March 2019 - Sign up for details and updates!